Why Your Agile Project Will Fail

If you don’t get your outsourcing agreements right. |Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash| Software is eating the world, and if your company is like many a non-tech company, chances are you outsource your software development projects. And chances are that you have or will implement Agile in that context. Unfortunately, chances also are, that you will fail.... Continue Reading →

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How to Build a Dynamic Pricing Model

The following is known to be true in business: High Price, Low Volumes. High Volumes, Low Price. Or is it? |Photo by Benjamin Sharpe on Unsplash| In this article, I share with you my experience in building a dynamic pricing system for a long-distance train company, and how we increased the number of seats sold without changing our... Continue Reading →

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Rituals for Better Remote Work

How to prime your mind and body to form a habit of high performance Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash In the late 1990s, Alyxandra Savage was counseling heroin misuse clients when she discovered that as soon as they started applying the tourniquet and heating the spoon to dissolve the heroin powder to self-administer the... Continue Reading →

The Two-Piece Aluminum Can

Lessons for the Circular Economy Photo: Karolina Grabowska - Pexels What goes around, comes around goes the saying. So, one might argue that aluminum cans must enjoy exceptionally good karma. Just in the United States, consumers recycle over 46% of all the aluminum cans after having quaffed their contents. As a result, about 75% of... Continue Reading →

Your Team Stepped Up Amid the Pandemic. What Now?

It is time to invest in people’s mental wellbeing Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash Since COVID-19 hit, organizations have been scrambling to pandemic-proof operations. The focus has, understandably, been on crisis management and ensuring business continuity. Profits, the global economy, and the livelihoods of billions of people were at stake. If the stock market is any indication... Continue Reading →

Slogan or Movement

Defund the Police: Lessons for marketing, politics, and life “Defund the Police” by Taymaz Valley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The Defund the Police movement advocates for many changes in the US Justice System. While the degree to which each one of its policy proposals needs to be implemented can be debated, there is... Continue Reading →

Marketing the Silver Bullet

Three lessons for designers, marketers, and leaders The Coors Brewing Company was a relative latecomer to the light beer market among the major breweries in the United States. After briefly stagnating on the shelves, Coors Light, nowadays produced by the Coors Molson Beverage Company, is now the number two brand of beer sold in the... Continue Reading →

Making Persuasive Presentations

Lessons from the Writers’ Workshop on improving your presentation skills George Bernard Shaw - Public Domain Image from Wikimedia Commons. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw “So, what do you think?” I asked my colleagues after test-running the presentation. It was for a... Continue Reading →

How I Co-founded and Grew a Tech Firm

Entrepreneurship is not an individual sport Robert Sargéus - Photo Courtesy of GESHDO Robert Sargéus was peeling off his cycling jacket and helmet when we met, even though his firm GESHDO’s new offices came with executive parking, complete with fast-charging stations. “I’m thinking full electric for when I get that company car,” he said. New... Continue Reading →

Unlocking the Promise of Open Banking

What do Noise-Cancelling Headsets and Open Banking Have in Common? Photo: Jason Pofahl, via Unsplash In October 2015, the European Union adopted the Revised Payment Services Directive, or PSD2, ushering in one of the more ambitious, cross-border, regulation-driven introductions of Open Banking so far. Five years on, as it adapts to the PSD2 mandated Open... Continue Reading →

No Lockdown, No Problem

How Democratic Taiwan Unleashes Social Innovation to Fight Covid-19 “portrait Audrey Tang” by AudreyTang is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “The Pandemic served as an amplifier of two different governing models,” says Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister, whose portfolio includes the Government’s Social Innovation, Open Government, and Youth Engagement, initiatives. Tang was referring to the stark contrasts in the... Continue Reading →

Approaches to Digital Transformation

A History of Creating and Managing Digital Assets "Detail - Cuneiform Inscription" by A.Davey is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Many Revolutions At the dawn of civilization, bands of Homo Sapiens had been roaming for hundreds of thousands of years. Our nomadic ancestors were one with the Earth, collecting what sources of calories they could,... Continue Reading →

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